posted on Feb, 22 2011 @ 11:39 AM
I'm concerned about Jehovah's Witnesses... they don't believe that the mark of the beast is a literal mark, rather they believe it's a symbolic mark:
Yet they don't explain here how lack of a symbolic mark could prevent someone from buying or selling... to me, it seems so obviously literal:
16 And it puts under compulsion all persons, the small and the great, and the rich and the poor, and the free and the slaves, that they should give
these a mark in their right hand or upon their forehead, 17 and that nobody might be able to buy or sell except a person having the mark, the name of
the wild beast or the number of its name. 18 Here is where wisdom comes in: Let the one that has intelligence calculate the number of the wild beast,
for it is a man’s number; and its number is six hundred and sixty-six.
9 And another angel, a third, followed them, saying in a loud voice: “If anyone worships the wild beast and its image, and receives a mark on his
forehead or upon his hand, 10 he will also drink of the wine of the anger of God that is poured out undiluted into the cup of his wrath, and he shall
be tormented with fire and sulphur in the sight of the holy angels and in the sight of the Lamb. 11 And the smoke of their torment ascends forever and
ever, and day and night they have no rest, those who worship the wild beast and its image, and whoever receives the mark of its name.
I may be wrong.. but hypothetically, let's just say they start chipping people as part of the new world order. I'm worried that if their
'organisation' tells them its okay (because they say the mark is symbolic and if they go back on what they've said it will be an embarassment) then
members will willingly get the mark!
Any JWs out there, if this happened would you take it or not?
edit on 22-2-2011 by timeoftheend because: (no reason given)